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Cytochromes P450 in gibberellin biosynthesis


Davidson, SE and Reid, JB and Helliwell, CA, Cytochromes P450 in gibberellin biosynthesis, Phytochemistry Reviews, 5, (2-3) pp. 405-419. ISSN 1568-7767 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/s11101-006-9005-5


The gibberellins (GAs) are an important class of plant growth regulators that are active in many aspects of plant growth and development. GAs are synthesized by a complex pathway involving three enzyme classes spanning different subcellular compartments. One of these enzyme classes is the cytochrome P450s which catalyze a number of oxidation steps in the middle part of the pathway. Mutants in these cytochrome P450-mediated steps in a number of species have been crucial in isolating the genes encoding these enzymes and have also played an important role in understanding GA physiology. GAs are also synthesized by fungi, in a biosynthesis pathway largely catalyzed by cytochrome P450s. The fungal pathway appears to have evolved independently to that of higher plants. © 2006 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Plant physiology
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Environmentally sustainable plant production
Objective Field:Environmentally sustainable plant production not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Davidson, SE (Dr Sandra Davidson)
UTAS Author:Reid, JB (Professor Jim Reid)
ID Code:42536
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2007-05-03

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